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Methods to relieve blocked nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi
User :   I am XXX
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query
User :   Its regarding my wife....Her nose is blocked and she couldnt able to breath properly
User :   she is breating with her mouth
User :   it is happenings once she got happend with her many times in winter
Doctor :   Ok
User :   at mid nigth when she get this kind of problem she is unable to breath......
Doctor :   The blockage of nose mainly happens if one is allergic to certain substances or weather, the other thing is sinusitis
Doctor :   Hence if she is allergice to known things, guide her to avoid them as far possible
User :   she is using Otrinoz
Doctor :   Now to relieve the blocked nose there are only temporary solutions that are available like OTRIVIN
User :   she has allergy to cold..........she will get rashes also if she go out in cold
Doctor :   One spray into that nostril whenever the nose is blocked
User :   ok
Doctor :   can give her quick relief
User :   ok
Doctor :   The other thing is steam inhalations, though cumbersome very good
Doctor :   During the days of nasal block or runny nose or sorethroat, steam inhalations three times a day shall help
Doctor :   The steam generating devices are available in surgical shops
Doctor :   wherein you just have to pour water and the steam comes out
Doctor :   Rub VICKS and inhale the steam
User :   Ok
User :   Rub Vicks on nose right
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and steam inhale
User :   ok got it
User :   is there any permanent solution for this?
Doctor :   Avoidance of the allergic substances
Doctor :   is the only way
Doctor :   Some ENT doctor perform desensitisations
Doctor :   Consult a good ENT doctor who can guide you if such procedures can help your wife or not
User :   ok fine..then she has to avoid cold as she is allergic to that
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   one more question.......
User :   some time i get pain at right lower abdomen...i guess the position where lever is situated
User :   Which doctor i need to visit ?
Doctor :   Since how long you have this problem?
User :   from last 5 years
Doctor :   Is it constant pain or intermittent?
User :   i get rarely...
Doctor :   What is your age? Do you smoke or drink alcohol/
User :   no i get pain fraction of age is 29
User :   no i dont smoke
User :   may be i get once in 5 or 6 months not sure
Doctor :   YOu need to see a General Physician with MD\
User :   Ok then I will visit General Physican
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me today
Doctor :   Bye for nwo
User :   THANKS ..bye
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